Wayne Rooney on why Henrikh Mkhitaryan will succeed at Arsenal

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Rooney, Tevez and Ronaldo, meanwhile, were in sublime form for two seasons at United, helping the club win consecutive Premier League titles, as well as the Champions League in 2008. "He respects the fact I was big enough to have a go back at him".

He always featured with Dimitar Berbatov and Robin van Persie during his stay.

He played alongside Ruud van Nistelrooy, Cristiano Ronaldo, Louis Saha, Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao, but said his favourite attacking partner had been Tevez.

"Ruud was brilliant, probably still the best finisher I've played with. He can do a bit of everything really well", Rooney was quoted as saying in Sky Sports' Monday Night Football programme.

The former Manchester United forward was part of and scored in the only match at the Etihad to have seen City drop points this season, a 1-1 draw between the Blues and Everton back in August. It was probably the right time for him to move on and then we came through as the next generation.

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Leaving Keane and the gathered teammates to watch The X Factor instead, Rooney's new club captain was far from impressed.

"'You 11 players are better than their 11 players, go and win the game and work it out for yourselves on the pitch'".

"He weren't happy about it, so we had an argument, but straight away he respected me more for it". It was the first season he was brilliant. He was one of the, if not the main, reasons we won the league that year.

And he immediately made an impact under Sir Alex Ferguson, scoring a hat-trick on his United debut against Fenerbahce.

Valencia added: "We knew Alexis, he has now years playing at the highest level in the Premier League, and that is why he is here".